Monthly Archives: February 2018

Planned Parenthood releases PrEP and PEP awareness videos

Despite advances in the treatment and prevention of HIV, many barriers still block African Americans and people of color from getting the health care they need. When it comes to HIV, that’s a big problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third Americans living with HIV are black. And while there’s a pill that can help prevent HIV, it’s most commonly used by white, gay men — even though black people are most at risk...

Man cured of HIV using gene editing hopes for long term treatment potential

A man who has successfully undergone gene editing in order to combat HIV infection claims his body is now able to control the virus without the need for medication. In 2014, Matt Chappell was at the forefront of this breakthrough. It involved scientists removing blood cells from him, then disabling a gene so as to help said cells fight HIV. Finally they implanted the cells back into his body. In an interview with the New York Post, Chappell stated that...